Yūma NaitōGraphic Designer
AFROPUNK Festival is a music festival/human rights movement. The movement was described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the US.” Focusing on individuals and positive energy of their community and music, AFROPUNK Festival becomes unique and introduces its own visual language.
Kurosawa was a Japanese film director and screenwriter, who directed 30 films in a career spanning 57 years. He is regarded as one of the most important and influential filmmakers in the history of cinema. This book focuses on combining print media and digital media, as he introduced new filming techniques to the industry.Hardcover: 368 pagesTrim size: 7.5” x 10”
Abracadabra is an exhibition, focusing on the creative process of art students. What is significant as a designer, student as a person?*Work in Progress
A visual Identity for SpaceX. It is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. Created a new visual identity called X-planet system.
Introducing a new visual Identity, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top 20 artist residency programs in the United States, and the largest in Southern California. The logo mark is inspired by the shape of the architecture and the idea of the artist residency.
Otian is a contemporary serif with roots in calligraphy. It is a display typeface with high contrast well suited for headlines. It takes influence from Baskerville and Times New Roman. While Otian maintains the contemporary feelings, it has the sense of familiarity at the same time.
Untitled portrait is a series of image making experiments with 35mm cameras. Each piece is composed of 120 different frames. This project is inspired by the idea of collage and contact sheets.
Runner up is a quarterly magazine focuses on the idea of runner-ups, and followers. Each issue introduces unique perspective so being second place, or follower. The magazine includes themes such as failure, second-generation Americans, and middle child.
Trim size: 7.5” x 10”*Work in Progress
The newly designed Toyota Corolla inspires drivers to elevate every moment and live colorfully. As an intern, I assisted in the process of designing the layouts for the campaign.
Been collaborating with creative teams to produce, and develop creative contents through a variety of media.
HI!Growing up in Tokyo, I developed my interest in creative world through playing with Microsoft Paint as a child. I encountered Breakdance culture back in high school which has been helping me understand the importance of teamwork, unique approach, form-making, and storytelling to this day. I received a degree in Business in Japan as lots of my friend. However, I decided to move out of the small island in the Pacific Ocean to the States to seek new adventures and experiences in the creative field.
I'm driven by curiosity, observation, thinking, and translating complex ideas into slick, exciting stories. I am always looking for meaningful encounters and connections that lie in society and beyond. And yet, I am not afraid to deconstruct and alienate my findings in my creative process.
My name is Yuma Naito, a transmedia graphic designer who recently graduated with distinction from ArtCenter College of Design. You can find me spinning on a dance floor, or watching Friends on Netflix at a coffee shop.
AWARDS:02.2018Type Directors Club 64: Communication Design CompetitionTypographic Excellence Winner—18th Street Arts Center, TEDx ACCD07.2018Core77 Community Choice PrizeCategory Winner—AFROPUNK Festival06.2018Core77 Design Awards 2018Winner—AFROPUNK Festival04.2018Art Directors Club 96th Annual AwardsSilver Winner—AFROPUNK Festival02.2018Type Directors Club 64: Communication Design CompetitionTypographic Excellence Winner—AFROPUNK Festival
01.2018Communication Arts Magazine: Typography AnnualAward of Excellence Winner—AFROPUNK Festival
12.2017Graphis New Talent Annual 2018Silver Winner—AFROPUNK Festival
12.2017HOW International Design AwardsMerit Award Winner—AFROPUNK Festival
09.2017Adobe Design Achievement AwardsFinalist in Commercial Print—AFROPUNK FestivalSemifinalist in Social Impact Graphic Design—AFROPUNK Festival
11.2016Art Directors Club 96th Annual AwardsGold Winner—Space X
11.2016HOW International Design AwardsOutstanding Achievement Winner—Space X
09.201653rd Annual American Graphic Design AwardsStudent Design Winner—Made in Japan
09.2016Adobe Design Achievement AwardsDesignation in Commercial Print—Space XSemifinalist in Social Impact Print —Mindset, Commercial Print—Made in Japan, and Fine Art Motion Graphics—5x5
04.2015–04.2018ArtCenter College of Design Department Scholarship
RECOGNITIONS:Selected Publications:The World’s Best Type and Typography: Typography 39Communication Arts Magazine: Typography Annual 8HOW Design Magazine: Spring 2017 and Spring 2018 issueGraphic Design USA Magazine: Winter 2016 issue
Selected Websites:Adobe Creative Cloud JapanHow Design (Interview)How Design (7 Design Students with Crazy-Good Online Portfolios)Print Magazine (The Future is Bright)Graphic Design USAAdobe Design Achievement AwardsIt’s Nice That (Interview)Behance Gallery (AIGA, Graphic Design, and Indesign)Fonts in Use (Staff Pick)The One Club (Art Directors Club)Design Ideas (Author)Font ReviewJournallDesigner DailyBashookaFind meLinkedinBehanceInstagramfirstname.lastname@example.org
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